For Jenna Jacobson, a real estate developer from Potomac, Logan Circle was an easy sell for her and her husband Mike, an international trade lawyer: “We love that it feels like a small town in a big city.” The couple—who met at student orientation at Georgetown University—fell in love with the 13th Street penthouse “the moment we walked in,” says Jacobson, largely because of the tall ceilings and natural light from, well, being in the top-floor penthouse. And they nailed the ultimate DC goal when they moved to the Northwest neighborhood four years ago: they can both walk to work.
Their home’s design inspiration stems from the piece of art above their bed. Says Jacobson: “We went to Southeast Asia on our honeymoon and on our last day, we were wandering through the Weekend Market in Bangkok, searching for the perfect souvenir to take home. On our way out, we saw the painting and were mesmerized by it. It was the first thing we bought as a married couple.” Below, take a peek inside their light-splashed penthouse in the sky.
Who lives there: Jenna and Mike Jacobson
Neighborhood: Logan Circle
Approximate sq ft: 1,250
# beds: 2 plus a loft
# baths: 2
How long they’ve lived there: 4 years
Fave piece of furniture: Their sofa: “We wanted something insanely comfortable.”
Fave home interior store: Z Gallerie
Fave DIY: “The painting above our sofa is actually a photograph I took in Croatia,” says Jacobson. “I used an app called Waterlogue to turn the photo into a watercolor painting and then had it printed on canvas and framed. It was the perfect pop of color for the living room.”
Splurge: Their sofa
Steal: Their bar cart, which is from Target. “We use it for parties and change up the decor on the cart depending on the holiday or party theme.”
Design advice: “In designing our home, my goal was to make it feel happy. You spend more time in your home than just about any place else, so design with things that are comfortable and enjoyable. To do this, we added light through our chandelier and pendants, mixed vibrant patterns with soft neutral colors, and incorporated lots of soft fabrics from the curtains to our linens.”